Inspiration | #DEARME Advice to Younger Me

Hey there! It’s been a while since I’ve penned inspirational content. I think because I’ve been doing a lot of self reflection for the past 3 months, I just wasn’t feeling as inspired as I use to. When I really think about it, in some way, I felt I was forcing myself to come up with inspiring content. It wasn’t as natural as it was before. I’m not one to “fake the funk” so taking a break from those kind of posts was necessary. You ever have those moments? If you’re like me, just know that it’s OK. We all go through our slumps. That’s life.

Thankfully, I was recently jolted by Shameless Maya to get back to my inspiring self. After watching her recent video I was inspired (haha) to create my own #DearMe video. Before I took the step to record mine, I saw the Good Morning America crew share their videos too! I took that as a sign to upload my story ASAP. Here’s my advice to younger me…

 So tell me, what’d you think? Let me know! 

In honor of Women’s History Month, I thought it’d be a good way to inspire other women to think about what they’d say to their younger selves. I invite you to film and upload your #DearMe videos too! You can also share your thoughts below. As always, thanks for reading and watching. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!

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Blogging + YouTube | What Should I Do?

I’ve been back and forth with my decision to head (back) to YouTube. I mean I was never really a huge YouTuber, but I did have a few thrifting videos here and there. Lately, I’ve been really feeling inspired to get back to it. Acting on it, well, that’s another thing.

I mentioned in this post that my YouTube days would return in late summer. As you can see that didn’t happen, lol. Yes, I’m still dragging my feet. But I have a good reason, lol. I’m thinking about making my channel a true extension of my blog. What would that entail? Without going into all the details, below are a few ideas I’ve been tossing around. 

 1. Making “Inspirational Tuesday’s” a weekly or bi-weekly YouTube segment

2. Introducing Style Bloggers and Entrepreneurs via-YouTube

3. Doing (my own) product reviews & monthly favorites 

4. Exploring and filming my experiencing at shops, restaurants, etc. (local & non-local)


As I continue to blog, I don’t want to get stale. I think trying different approaches and new things is always a good idea. I also think listening to what your readers want is another important factor. That said, you know I have a question (or 2) coming! 😉

 What do you think about YouTube in general? Did any of my ideas stick out to you? Do you have any suggestion of what you’d like to see me cover on YouTube? Let me know! 

Don’t be shy. Comment below and let me know what you think. You can also contact me here with any ideas, suggestions and thoughts. Your feedback is appreciated and I truly appreciate how much love and support you all show me. It’s a blessing. Hope to hear form you all soon. Until then, be blessed and stay safe…XO!


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Hello, YouTube!

So here we are starting the 2nd week of the new year! I hope all of you are taking strides in achieving your goals for 2013 :-)

One of my blog goals for this year was to start uploading videos on my YouTube Channel. Well, I uploded my first video this weekend and I am SUPER EXCITED for you all to see! Of course I love thrifting so it was only right that my first post be a thrifting haul.

I’ve decided to set aside a certain amount of money each month for thrifting. This month, I did not have an amount set but I still wanted to share my finds. From here on out when I do a haul, I will include how much I plan(ned) to spend, my receipts and the links to the stores I shopped at (if they’re available). Setting aside a certain amount for thrfiting is something I plan to include in my budget for 2013 because let’s be honest; thrifting is GREAT but it can become just as expensive as shopping at regular stores if you do it so often. So in 2013, you can be sure to see at least 1 thrift haul a month on my channel and maybe a 2nd video geared towards an outfit or something else. I haven’t decided yet but I’ll figure it out.

Below is the video so be sure to watch and subscribe HERE! If you have ideas on ways I can improve my videos, let me know. I’m always open to (kind & constructive) suggestions. Thanks to all those who’ve already watched the video. As usual, I appreciate the support.

Enjoy and be blessed! XO :-)


PS Don’t forget to head over and check out my NEW Etsy shop, HERE!


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Thanksgiving Recap

Hey, friends! I hope you had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving. I sure did enjoy mine. I ate, laughed, played a few games with the fam and did some Black Friday Shopping. This was my 1st year “participating” in the Black Friday madness My mother and I went to Macy’s and got a few goodies. Nothing major.

I also spent some time with my little sis. She is so creative and she decided to do a DIY project she saw on television show, The Chew. Part I and II of the videos are below, as well as on my YouTube channel (HERE). I really love this idea. It’s super easy and really cute. It reminds me of something Amberly from A Slice of Glam would do 😉

Check out the pics and the videos below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, HERE. I’m going to start posting some videos that have to do with DIY, thrifting and more! My sister will be making appearances as well so be sure to subscribe so you can keep up!

Until tomorrow, take care and be blessed!





The finished centerpiece!


In the fitting room at 1 am! Mom & I hit up Macy’s and got some cute stuff!